What if all squirrels lived in trees at first? How would the first ground squirrels have come about? The story of Chip might be one way.
At first, it was dark. Chip could not see. Then her eyes opened. She could see her two brothers and her sister.
The four baby squirrels were very small at first. Then they grew. Soon their nest was crowded.
Chip did not like being up high. The nest rocked when the wind blew. It made her feel sick.
Chip's brother laughed at her. Her sister laughed, too. They thought it was fun.
Their mother let them go out to play. The others ran along the branches. They played tag on the tree.
Chip did not go out to play. Looking down made her dizzy. She was afraid she would fall.
Her mother was not happy. She scolded Chip.Paragraphs 9 to 21:
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